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Writing Sparks: May 2011

"Friendship Is A Sheltering Tree"

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What will you write about this month? If you need some ideas to get the creative juices flowing, try one of these writing sparks. Use the ideas individually, or mix and match them as your muse sees fit.

Query Spark: This month it’s time to tote out those ideas best suited for November (assuming your market has a six month lead time). If you’re in the states, now is a good time to put together queries for family gathering articles.

Character Spark: Invent a character described by this quote: “She’s been on more laps than a napkin.” ~ Walter Winchell

Story Spark: In fiction, plot is often described as getting a character up a tree, throwing stones at him, then getting him back down.  Somehow this image seems fitting:  Up a tree.

Setting Spark: Choose a place from your childhood. It can be a place you visited on a vacation, or maybe a place you spent long summer afternoons. Take some time to write a vivid description of the place, then set your story there.

Fun Spark: One of the true things in life: you can’t always get what you want. In fact, this graphic illustrates how you can only choose two. Stretch your imagination a little and create your own triangles where two choices automatically exclude the third.

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